HK check points
Collected by Kristen Effinger
506 Lockhart Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Hong Kongers love their desserts, as evident by the many such joints dotted around town. But aside from the usual pomelo/mango sago creations, double-skin steamed milk pudding is also very satisfying - and good for you. Yee Shun's branches on the...
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
You haven’t tasted Hong Kong until you’ve sampled a treat from the side of the street. Loved by kids and adults, each batch of waffle-like “gaai dan jai,” or eggettes, gives off a sweet, buttery aroma. When done right, the outside is crisp while...
1 Expo Dr, Hong Kong
Treat your kiddies to a later bedtime while on vacation in Kong Kong by capping off the evening at the world’s largest permanent light and sound show. "A Symphony of Lights" has 44 buildings on both sides of the harbor lighting up in a...
500 Hennessy Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Bookworms will be happy to know that the Eslite Bookstore is open until 11pm on most nights and 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. Arriving from Taiwan, this megashop of reading materials and designer stationery fills up the 8th to 10th floor at Hysan...
Hong Kong, Causeway Bay, Hennessy Rd, 500號希慎廣場12F
If there is one thing you must eat while in Hong Kong, make it a bowl of wonton noodles. Causeway Bay’s Ho Hung Kee has earned a Michelin star from mastering these al dente egg noodles paired with shrimp wontons in consommé soup. Wellington Road’s...
A1, 1-7 Pak Sha Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
This Macanese bakery, or pastelaria, is renowned for making and bringing in the best of Macanese snacks to Hong Kong. Once just a seller of peanut brittle candy and ginger sweets, they now have shops all over Hong Kong and Macau selling...
18 Harcourt Rd, Admiralty, Hong Kong
The focal point of any visit to Hong Kong, the beautiful Victoria Harbour, is how most visitors first become acquainted with the city. It of course helps that many of the best hotels sit on the harbor, offering amazing views both day and night. On...
Lantau Island, Hong Kong
The 112-foot-tall, bronze Tian Tan Buddha statue on Lantau Island is a breath-taking sight. Getting to the Po Lin monastery, where it’s located, via the Ngong Ping 360 cable cars is just as memorable. The 3.5-mile ride in the sky departs from Tung...
R. da Felicidade, Macau
On the opposite side of Senado square, walk up the little street, the first right street is rua da felicidade, Macau's former red light district - also how the street got its name "Happiness Street" from its former seedy, heady colonial past....
Macau, Avenida da Republica, Fortaleza de Sao Tiago da Barra
Located a little further away from the bling and adreneline rush of the casinos, the only Relais Chateaux in Macau was built in 1629, and served as a former fortress for the Portuguese. Sunday brunches on the terrace over looking the sea are...
6 Po Hing Fong, Tai Ping Shan, Hong Kong
Entering via Po Yan Street, you'll find a simple "No. 6" at the door of The Nail Library. But once you're inside, it's anything but simple – chic and stylish, this New York-inspired salon is the answer to your much needed manicure/pedicure and...
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